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UNH Tops For Military, Veterans, “GI Jobs” Magazine says

Release Date:
9/13/2011 12:00 AM

Sept. 13, 2011

University of New Haven: Military Friendly Schools, features

WEST HAVEN, CONN. -- The University of New Haven has been ranked in the top 20 percent of more than 8,000 schools that recruit military personnel by “G.I. Jobs” magazine.

The designation  of a “2012 Military Friendly School” came after research and a survey of the colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that recruit military personnel and veterans, said Rich McCormack, publisher.

“UNH should take great pride in this honor. The competition for our 2012 Military Friendly Schools® list was fierce and as a result we raised the already stringent criteria to a higher benchmark,” he said.  “The University of New Haven is among the elite.”

McCormack said the ranking is based on the policies, efforts and results UNH attained in recruiting and retaining military personnel and veterans.

In 2009, UNH began an initiative to create a veteran friendly campus, said Anthony Wyatt, coordinator of UNH’s Veteran Outreach. Since then, new programs have been launched to help veteran students connect with one another, excel in the classroom and provide them with support services and resources.

“We are committed to providing the men and women who have served our country with a positive experience,” Wyatt said.  “We are delighted that our efforts have been recognized.”

A leader in experiential education, the University of New Haven provides its students with a valuable combination of solid liberal arts and real-world, hands-on professional training. Founded in 1920, UNH is a private, top-tier comprehensive university with an 82-acre main campus. The university has an enrollment of more than 5,900: approximately 1,700 graduate students and more than 4,200 undergraduates, 70 percent of whom reside in university housing. The university offers 75 undergraduate graduate degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, the Tagliatela College of Engineering and University College. University of New Haven students study abroad through a variety of distinctive programs.